noun (plural taxa /ˈtaksə/)Biology
A taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class.
- The extent of polyploidy in target taxa and related species was generally unknown.
- Each taxon represents a single species, except where the number of taxa is given in parentheses.
- For this study, we were not able to obtain standard samples for these species taxa.
1920s: back-formation from taxonomy.
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